SPORTS DAY

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Sports Day

Ready, set, go! Make sure they always come first place in the style stakes this summer with playful designs and sporty silhouettes

 

Summertime is all about enjoying the outdoors and the freedom to move, and there’s no greater celebration of movement than a traditional sports day. Granted, not all our memories from school sports day are positive (anyone fall flat on their face in the sack race?), but  a little competitive spirit is good for the soul, and team work teaches kids valuable life lessons and social skills.

And when they’re working off all that energy, they need clothing that isn’t restrictive. Think soft, flexible play wear and layered, lightweight fabrics that can endure the rough and tumble inside and out. Add to that some fun designs and playful shapes and you’ve found a winning formula.

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Team Fussy Bird get themselves geared up for the big race. Left to right: Zachary, Isobel, Reuben and Sam


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Lois kicks off the hula-hooping round wearing Petit Tribe

 

L-R: Isobel: hooded top, £46, Soft Gallery. Reuben, Sam and Zachary as before. Sacks (set of four), £19.75, Ella James

L-R: Isobel: hooded top, £46, Soft Gallery. Reuben, sweatshirt, £44, Soft Gallery. Cap and sunglasses, Tu at Sainsbury’s. Sam, T-shirt, £34, Soft GalleryZachary, vest (part of set), £34, Soft Gallery. Sacks (set of four), £19.75, Ella James

L-R: Lois: tunic, £50, leggings, £25, both Petit Tribe. Stevie: top, £22, leggings, £22, both Soft Gallery

L-R: Lois: tunic, £50, leggings, £25, both Petit Tribe. Stevie: top, £22, leggings, £22, both Soft Gallery


L-R: Reuben: sweatshirt, £44, shorts, £40, both Soft Gallery; cap, Tu at Sainsbury's. Zachary: vest (part of set), £34, shorts, £29, both Soft Gallery. Sam: T-shirt, £34, shorts, £35, both Soft Gallery

L-R: Reuben: sweatshirt, £44, shorts, £40, both Soft Gallery; cap, Tu at Sainsbury’s. Zachary: vest (part of set), £34, shorts, £29, both Soft Gallery. Sam: T-shirt, £34, shorts, £35, both Soft Gallery


L-R: Isobel: hat, £34, Scotch Shrunk; hoody, £63.95, and vest, £28, both Scotch R'Belle; leggings, £30, Petit Tribe. Zachary: jumper, £39, and track pants, £39, both Soft Gallery. Reuben: shirt, £44, track pants, £34, both Soft Gallery. Sam: zip-up top, £50, and shorts, £30, both Soft Gallery. All sunglasses, Tu at Sainsbury's

L-R: Isobel: hat, £34, Scotch Shrunk; hoody, £63.95, and vest, £28, both Scotch R’Belle; leggings, £30, Petit Tribe. Zachary: jumper, £39, and track pants, £39, both Soft Gallery. Reuben: shirt, £44, track pants, £34, both Soft Gallery. Sam: zip-up top, £50, and shorts, £30, both Soft Gallery. All sunglasses, Tu at Sainsbury’s


Hooded top, £46, and shorts, £34, both Soft Gallery. Sunglasses, Tu at Sainsbury's. Hairband model's own

Hooded top, £46, and shorts, £34, both Soft Gallery. Sunglasses, Tu at Sainsbury’s. Hairband model’s own


L-R: Sam: top, £34, shorts, £35; Reuben: top, £44, shorts, £40; Zachary: vest (part of set), £34, shorts, £29, all Soft Gallery. All sunglasses and cap, Tu at Sainsbury's. Medals, £4.95 (set of 12); trophies, £4.50 (set of 3), and bunting, £14, all Ella James

L-R: Sam: top, £34, shorts, £35; Reuben: top, £44, shorts, £40; Zachary: vest (part of set), £34, shorts, £29, all Soft Gallery. All sunglasses and cap, Tu at Sainsbury’s. Medals, £4.95 (set of 12); trophies, £4.50 (set of 3), and bunting, £14, all Ella James

We’re big believers in children learning through play and movement, which is why we’re supporting Right To Play. This inspiring charity believes in the power of play to transform lives, and uses specially designed games to provide disadvantaged children in Africa, the Middle East and Asia with the knowledge and skills they need to overcome adversity.

Established in 2000 by former Olympic champion speed skater Johann Olav Koss, Right To Play provides children with play-based skills that they can pass on to future generations. We think it’s a pretty brilliant ethos. To find out more and to support this fantastic charity, please visit http://righttoplay.org.uk/

So if you fancy getting them moving by throwing together a little sports day like we did, hang out that bunting, get them in their gear and prepare for starters orders. Egg and spoon and the sack race are obligatory, as is whooping and cheering from the sidelines. As for the three-legged race – collapsing in fits of giggles is pretty much guaranteed.

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Sweatshirt, £39, Soft Gallery; sunglasses, Tu at Sainsbury’s


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T-shirt, £30, and leggings, £25, both Petit Tribe. Hair clip and shoes, model’s own


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Hoody, £63.95, Scotch R’Belle; vest, £28, Scotch R’Belle. Hat, £34, Scotch Shrunk. Sunglasses, Tu at Sainsbury’s. Jewellery, model’s own

Photographs by Hayley Grosscurth-West and Charlie Webb.

With thanks to Circus PR London for the clothing and Ella James for the sports day accessories


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